Past Member

Eugenia Lean

Historical Studies
Field of Study
History of Modern China
From 9/2017 – 12/2017:

Whereas previous scholars have characterized Chinese men-of-letters as suspicious of global science, industry, and commerce, Eugenia Lean's book project will demonstrate how cultural entrepreneurs in early twentieth-century China leveraged their literary skills into industrial and commercial success, and explored new ways of knowing the natural world.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
9/201712/2017 Fall
UCLA Ph.D., 2001
UCLA M.A., 1996
Stanford University B.A., 1990
Faculty Mentoring Award, Graduate Scholar of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University 2014
ACLS/Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship 2010
Featured in “Top Young Historians,” History News Network 2008
John K. Fairbank Book Prize (awarded by the American Historical Association) 2007
ACLS/Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Junior Faculty 2004
Columbia University 2011 Tenured Associate Professor
Columbia University 2009–2011 Non-tenured Associate Professor
Columbia University 2002–2009 Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2001–2002 Assistant Professor